Every day we share a single photo from our Flickr Pool shot by one of our faithful and talented readers (that’s you!)
Well, almost a week has passed since Canada Day, and I kind of thought that I had seen all the photos in the pool that I was going to see from that beautiful, sunny Friday that was July 1st. But I hadn’t considered one thing: we need to wait for the film shooters to get their negative back, scan them, clean them up and post them. Which brings us to today’s photograph.
I spent a few years going to school on Granville Island, and while there are a few things that I don’t miss about being at the Island 5+ days a week (I lost my ability to smell salt air for years afterwards I was there so much), there are things I truly miss about the place now that I don’t get there very often. One of the things I miss in particular is walking past I.E. Creative and seeing what kind of crazy kinetic sculpture would be installed in the window of their shop on Railspur Alley. In fact, at first glance that is where I thought A-Top had taken this photograph from – but little did I know that this is a permanent installation nearby commissioned by Ocean Concrete called Ocean Commotion, and was created by Michael Vandermeer and Cheryl Hamilton of – you guessed it – I.E. Creative. Evidently I’m not the only one who noticed their captivating work in their window front! Unveiled in 2007, Ocean Commotion reminds me that I should get down there more often.
But what really makes the photo for me is the light and the expression of wonder and awe on the children’s faces. You’d almost expect handprints and nose marks at little kid height on the glass. After I go down and check this out myself you will find handprints and a nose mark at adult height on the glass. Here is Untitled.